Two reopened temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being upgraded in Phase 2 — the first in Japan and the last of 15 dedicated and operating temples in the state of Utah.
Nearly seven months after closing all 168 of its dedicated temples worldwide because of the outbreak, the Church now has reopened 93% of all possible temples, including 68% in Phase 2.
As stated on church website, additional temples have been added to the phase 1 and 2.
The phase 2 allows for the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals, with Phase 1 with only limited husband-and-wife sealings.
The two Phase 2 reopenings on Oct. 12 are:
- Monticello Utah
- Sapporo Japan
And the Oct. 12 temple reopening in Phase 1 is:
- Tampico Mexico
Phase 1: Open for restricted living sealings only
- Perform living sealings only for previously endowed members under strict guidelines and safety precautions
Phase 2: Open for all living ordinances only
- Perform all temple ordinances for living individuals, with priority given for those who will be sealed. The next priority will be endowments for in-field missionaries (who left home prior to receiving their endowment), then followed by those departing for missionary service in the near future. These priorities will be addressed according to the capacity and scheduling ability of each temple.
- Maintain closure of patron housing, clothing, and cafeteria operations